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The Jazz Singer (Masterclass)

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Jazz vocalists, do not miss this opportunity!


Cork Jazz Fringe Festival & Voiceworks Studio are proud to present a masterclass with internationally renowned vocalist Sachal Vasandani who will team up with Voiceworks Director Gemma Sugrue.

The duo have 6 places available on the 2.5hour masterclass for soloists and a limited number of places available for those who wish to attend but not perform as a soloist in the masterclass.


SACHAL VASANDANI

Sachal Vasandani’s singing is steeped with understated power. On Shadow Train, his brand new album, Sachal’s performance shows that he is far more than the traditional, masculine romantic; Sachal has a fierce respect for the woman he is serenading. Shadow Train’s curated collection of choice themes and songwriters, including the revolutionary musician Abbey Lincoln’s “Throw it Away,” highlight this and establishes he is equal parts virility and empathy. Shadow Train is a showcase of phenomenal musicianship. Never stifled by tradition, Eric Harland (drums), Taylor Eigsti (piano), Nir Felder (guitar), Dayna Stephens (sax), and Reuben Rogers (bass), focus their collective energy to highlight these themes with an open spirit. Sachal and the ensemble weave romance and respect throughout the record, seducing and enlightening listeners at the same time.

Sachal Vasandani is recognized for his singular voice, with a tone and unique phrasing that mark him as one of the most compelling voices on the scene today. He has released four records as a leader, Eyes Wide Open (2007), We Move (2009),Hi-Fi (2011), and Slow Motion Miracles (2015), and will release his fifth album in early 2018 on GSI Records. Sachal has played around the world in many of the leading jazz venues, both with his own group and performing alongside jazz statesmen including Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Milton Nascimento, Michael Feinstein, and many more. His original writing and singing on Gerald Clayton’s Life Forum was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.'

GEMMA SUGRUE

Gemma Sugrue is a vocalist and vocal coach based in Cork, Ireland. She is the director of a vocal tuition centre, Voiceworks Studio, which she co-founded in 2011 and now has 2 branches in Cork and 1 in Kerry, run by a team of 14 diverse and inspiring vocal coaches. Gemma is classically trained and holds a 1st class hons MA and BMus from CIT Cork School of Music

where she is currently a full-time lecturer on the BAPM degree.
She hosts masterclasses in Ireland and UK in schools and colleges including BIMM Manchester, BIMM Dublin, UCC and UL and festivals including Cork Choral Festival, Gospel Rising, Summer Sing, Sing Out Loud and more! Gemma completed her contemporary teaching diploma last year and is thrilled to be a board member at ViP a global network of voice experts.

Gemma got her first job as a professional vocalist aged 17 when she toured Australia and Europe for 2 years with various Irish dance show companies. She most recently featured as the soloist with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra, recreating 90s dance classics at Electric Picnic and sold out shows at the 3 Arena Dublin, The Marquee Cork and Galway Arts Festival. Gemma is currently planning to release her debut album in November 2018 with The Julien Colarossi Quaret. She also loves working as a hired vocalist for TV, radio and events. She has performed as a backing vocalist with artists including Bon Iver, Gilbert O’Sullivan, James Vincent McMorrow, Mark Feehily of Westlife, Sean Keane, Brian Deady, Jack O'Rourke and has supported acts including Chic and Billy Ocean.





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